Haynes a doubt for Saturday
GOAL hero Danny Haynes is a major doubt for Ipswich Town's home game with Burnley on Saturday with an ankle injury.The 18-year-old took a hefty blow on his leg from Jason Shackell moments before he handed the Blues victory at Norwich City on Sunday with an 88th minute winner.
GOAL hero Danny Haynes is a major doubt for Ipswich Town's home game with Burnley on Saturday with an ankle injury.
The 18-year-old took a hefty blow on his leg from Jason Shackell moments before he handed the Blues victory at Norwich City on Sunday with an 88th minute winner.
Scans have revealed that while nothing is broken, he has suspected ligament damage and is likely to miss out on Town's attempt to go seven games unbeaten.
If Haynes does miss out, then Darren Currie will once again support striker Alan Lee up front with Dean McDonald on the bench.
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Blues boss Joe Royle is hoping Sam Parkin will be available before the end of the month. The joint-top scorer is training fully this week and is pencilled in to play for the Blues' reserves at home to Crystal Palace tomorrow week, either at Needham Market or Portman Road.
Royle said: “Sam is coming along well and has joined in football training so we are looking at him playing at least part of a game next week.”
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Midfielder Gavin Williams is another who misses out after an ankle injury and gashed shin compounded the knee injury he was already suffering when he started at Norwich City.
Jimmy Juan was counting the stud marks in his chest after City's skipper Craig Fleming karate-kicked him, without punishment, but like one or two others who suffered knocks, will shrug them off to ensure being in with chance of starting on Saturday.
The better news is that Owen Garvan will be available to meet the Clarets even though he picked up his fourth booking of the season at Carrow Road.
Unlike a red card, there is a week's grace before a one-match ban starts for the accumulation of cautions, which allows Garvan to play at home to Burnley but miss the away trip to Crewe next Tuesday.
Adam Proudlock is still feeling the effects of a flu bug and will not be involved in Town reserves' game at Leicester City tonight and that might affect his chances of being involved on Saturday.
Kevin Horlock also misses out tonight with an ankle injury and he could well be on his way to Yeovil at the weekend if he regains fitness in time.
One player coming back from a loan spell is Gerard Nash. The central defender was originally going to extend his stay at Hartlepool but the uncertainty over manager Martin Scott's future as manager has meant the Irishman will return to Portman Road.